June, 2008

  • The Security Server

    The Security Server is the second server installed in a Windows Essential Business Server 2008 deployment. It integrates with the existing Management Server and it is automatically configured for the typical needs of a <300 seat business. The Security...
  • The Messaging Server

    The Messaging Server is the third server installed as part of a core Windows Essential Business Server 2008 deployment. Its duties include messaging and collaboration for the Windows Essential Business Server 2008 solution. For network infrastructure...
  • The EBS Configuration Store

    Earlier this week we blogged about the mmsutils.exe /changeip feature for changing IP addresses on your servers.  We gave an example of what was actually happening when you updated the IP address and we mentioned some changes to the Configuration...
  • Window Error Reporting in EBS

    My name is Michael Goulding and I'm a Software Design Engineer on the Essential Business Server team.  I'd like to explain what the WER (Windows Error Reporting) and CEIP (Customer Experience Improvement Program) components of EBS are, and how they...
  • EBS VLOG Demo – Adding a new user

    Starting from today we’re introducing a series of short VLOGs to get you familiar with Essential Business Server 2008.  We like to refer to them as Demo Slices . First up the add new user wizard .  We learnt a lot in our research about how a...
  • The Management Server

    Part of evaluating Windows Essential Business Server 2008 is about understanding how it all fits together.  As you hopefully know by now Essential Business Server 2008 runs on three Servers.  Today we’re going to cover what is actually installed...
  • EBS Podcast with Steven VanRoekel on Microsoft-Watch.com

    Check out a recent Podcast with Steven VanRoekel the director of Windows Server Solutions.  He talks with Joe Wilcox about the challenges midsize businesses face, and how Essential Business Server builds directly from our customers feedback. A great...
  • SCE SMLs

    Windows Essential Business Server supports up to 30 System Center Essentials 2007 (SCE) Server Management Licenses (SMLs), the maximum number of SCE SMLs permitted by the SCE software. SCE SMLs are included with the purchase of Windows Essential Business...
  • Customer Experience Improvement Program in EBS

    This is a continuation of a previous post where I spoke about the role of Windows Error Reporting (WER) in Essential Business Server (EBS). Today, I'll be discussing Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) in EBS.  Before working at Microsoft...
  • Hidden goodness - a unique tool to change IP addresses across products

    So you've set up your EBS environment and now you want to change the public facing interface on your Security Server.  Perhaps you've removed your old firewall or you simply have had an environment change.  As you can probably guess it's not...